Whale Scout volunteers joined forces with Friends of North Creek Forest to plant 55 trees and shrubs and remove vast amounts of invasive Himalayan blackberry bushes. We are particularly concerned about North Creek because it's home to spawning Chinook salmon, the primary prey for endangered killer whales that we love watching in Puget Sound. Afterwards, we made a trip to the banks of North Creek to look for salmon.
Read more about our day and check out photos.
It's important to see what we are trying to protect. Seeing these salmon brings new questions to light, and helps one understand a very complicated ocean/freshwater journey which these fish endure. Witnessing their resilience in the face of heavy-handed human engineering is inspiring. They are still limping back. We still have work to do.
Join Whale Scout volunteers as we return to Maury Island Marine Park to plant trees! Last year we planted a tree in memory of L95 Nigel. Orcas may be seen from this beautiful marine park; south Puget Sound is an important ecological area for endangered orcas. The activity of the day will be planting!
Join the Whale Scout Volunteer Naturalist team! We are a friendly group of folks who line the shorelines of Puget Sound helping others watch and learn about endangered orcas. Our goal is to channel people's interest in whales into salmon habitat restoration events and stewardship actions, helping to protect the whales we love.
Join whale watchers to plant trees in North Creek Forest. After restoring salmon habitat in the forest, we'll head down to North Creek to watch for spawning salmon.
Lina Rose from King County Parks talks to us about the next Helpin' Out event at the Maury Island Marine Park. Learn more about the event and why it's important for whales. Plus, Whitney gives us a news update!
June is Orca Month! Learn about how Orca Month got started and has grown into an enormous event with numerous events throughout the West Coast. Susan talks about this year's highlights. Make your plans now!